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Mood Board | Mads Caprani

In design circles, there are a few things that might be considered “Instagram famous” — certain plants, to be sure; Luis Barragán interiors; Ricardo Bofill exteriors; the Atelier Brancusi replica at the Centre Pompidou; anthuriums. This Mads Caprani lamp — a ’70s-era Danish creation that mixes a curved bentwood spine with a cast-iron base and a creamy fluted shade — plays on the current mania for pleated lampshades.

The Mads Caprani lamp was a thumb stopper. I’d seen plenty of mid-century wood floor lamps with linen lampshades, but none like this. The curved wooden spine, for one. The hanging pleated lampshade, shaped like little paper cocktail umbrellas. It was delicate and organic but balanced by the cast iron horseshoe base. The lamp was made in the 60s or 70s but somehow didn’t look dated. And I could see it still looking fresh decades down the line.

What do you think?

xoxo, Joe

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